things to do in carlsbad: A Visit to the Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad July 2019 - 07/17/19 03:16 PM
A Pleasant Visit to the Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad July 2019
 
 
We were out driving by a house in Cardiff that I hope to list soon, this past Sunday, and decided to take a walk at the Batiquitos Lagoon in South Carlsbad. We used to walk there regularly when we lived in nearby La Costa but since moving north to the Calavera Hills area it’s not been happening as often.
 
 
There was a pretty heavy marine layer, so no sun, which was actually quite nice for a walk. The photos, however, are not as colorful as they might otherwise be. Given it was … (15 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Petal to Plate Extravaganza in Carlsbad in April 2019 – Dining & More - 03/30/19 08:15 AM
Enjoy Dining, Drinks and Spa Treatment
3rd Annual Petal to Plate in Carlsbad April 2019
 
Residents, and visitors, can certainly not complain about a lack of things to do in Carlsbad, besides enjoying the ocean and our 7 miles of beaches.
 
The 3rd annual Carlsbad Petal to Plate is back, running from Thursday April 4 through Sunday April 14, 2019 with some wonderful opportunities.
 
Inspired by the beautiful 50 acres of blooming Ranunculus at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch (worth a visit, of course, and open until Mother’s Day May 12th), participating restaurants, spas, resorts and breweries will charm you with floral-influenced creations, … (8 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: The 2019 Carlsbad 5000 is April 6 and 7 - 03/26/19 12:41 PM
The 2019 Carlsbad 5000 is April 6 and 7 in Carlsbad CA
 
Carlsbad is home to a number of premier athletic events, including the Carlsbad 5000 which is reported to be the world’s fastest 5K run, with multiple world and US records set over the years, including current world records for men and women.
 
This event is now under new ownership and management for 2019 (Ashley Gibson and her company Groundwork Endurance purchased the race in 2018, and well-known local marathoner Meb Keflezighi joined her as a co-owner).
 
You can read more about this exciting change in the most recent Carlsbad magazine.
 
This … (9 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: March 1, 2019 is Opening day at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch - 02/20/19 07:27 AM
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Open March 1, 2019
 
The well-known, and popular, Flower Fields in Carlsbad CA will be open to the public in a little over a week on Friday March 1.
 
Bear in mind the Carlsbad Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch take a while to reach their peak, so don’t expect the fields to look like the photo near the bottom (or in the video!) on day 1, but it’s fun to anticipate the full beauty to come.
 
Check out my video from March 2015.
 
 
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch have been a popular tourist attraction for more … (6 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: The 2019 Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 20th in Carlsbad CA - 01/10/19 03:33 PM
Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon
Sunday January 20, 2019 in Carlsbad CA
 
New Year’s Eve is now a distant memory, 2019 is in full swing, and if you are a runner you may be finishing your training for the famous Carlsbad Marathon or Half Marathon.
 
I suspect there are some runners from others parts of the freezing cold US who are planning on this run too, and with good reason – it’s a BIG event here!
 
The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon takes place in less than 2 weeks, on Sunday January 20, in our beautiful village by the sea, Carlsbad California. And it’s the … (9 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Super Hero Obstacle Race at the Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad - 10/05/18 10:30 AM
2018 Super Hero Obstacle Race
Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad on October 7
 
The popular Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad offers loads of fun events throughout the year.
 
The Annual Pumpkin Plunge is coming up on October 20th – don’t miss it. If you want to go I would sign up soon as possible, as attendees are limited and this event tends to sell out every year.
 
But before the Pumpkin Plunge…in fact it’s this Sunday October 7th...kids and their parents (and others) can enjoy the 5th Annual Super Hero Obstacle Race from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Get dressed as your favorite Super … (15 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: 36th Annual Carlsbad Oktoberfest 2018 is Saturday October 6 - 09/14/18 01:40 PM
2018 Carlsbad Oktoberfest is Saturday October 6th
 
It’s hard to believe Fall officially arrives September 23rd. And that means, among other things, it’s time for the annual Carlsbad Oktoberfest and Family Fall Festival, North San Diego County’s longest running Oktoberfest!
 
The 36th Annual Rotary Carlsbad Oktoberfest will be held, as always, in our beautiful Holiday Park, from 12 noon until 10 pm. Holiday Park is located on
Pio Pico, heading south from Carlsbad Village Drive (just east of the 5 freeway), between Pine and Chestnut.
 
Here’s a site map of the Carlsbad Oktoberfest so you don’t miss anything!
 
Parking in the residential community surrounding Holiday … (15 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Earth Day Celebrations in Carlsbad on Saturday April 21, 2018 - 04/19/18 12:38 PM
Earth Day Celebrations in Carlsbad April 21, 2018
 
Carlsbad has been celebrating Earth Month in April 2018, with a number of events for residents including a hazardous waste drop-off and a shred and recycle event. But there is still time to celebrate Earth Day, which is officially on Sunday April 22.
 
NOTE:  All 3 events take place on Saturday April 21st
 
First, the CREEK TO BAY CLEAN-UP on Haymar Drive from 9 am until Noon. There is still time to sign up for the 16th Annual Creek to Bay cleanup at multiple sites around the county. In Carlsbad the event will be held along … (13 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: 2018 Carlsbad Village Faire is May 6 in Carlsbad CA - 04/13/18 01:43 PM
Carlsbad Village Faire 2018
May 6 in Carlsbad California
 
Spring is here and fair season is upon us. And one of San Diego’s favorite fairs is coming soon. While it’s still a few weeks away better to plan now and get it on your calendar for the first weekend in May.
 
The Carlsbad Village Faire, the 44th annual, is supposedly the nation’s largest 1-day outdoor street fair, taking place on Sunday May 6 from 8 am until 5 pm in the heart of the Village. The fair is held along Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson and spills over onto side streets including … (5 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in Full Bloom - 03/26/18 04:39 PM
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Beautiful Fields on a Gorgeous Spring Day
 
It was time for a much needed break, and some outdoor time, yesterday afternoon, so my wife and I took off to check out the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.
 
I’m not sure if they were at their peak yesterday…on a gorgeous sunny day…but the 50 acres of brightly colored Ranunculas were spectacular, and the crowds were out, too.
 
While walking through the fields or taking a tractor ride gets you close to this floral beauty, my favorite vantage point is along Armada Drive, at the top of the hill looking down … (17 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: 2018 Carlsbad 5000 is March 24-25 in Carlsbad CA - 03/21/18 12:26 PM
2018 Carlsbad 5000
This Weekend in Carlsbad Village
 
Carlsbad is home to a number of premier athletic events, and the Carlsbad 5000, is considered the world’s fastest 5K run. This internationally known and popular race will be held this coming Sunday March 25th in Carlsbad, the 33rd year, with the Junior Carlsbad 5000 run on Saturday!
 
Unfortunately if you have not registered you will have to wait until the day of race, if there is still room, as online registrations are closed for all events – the 5000 (all runs) and the Junior Carlsbad 5000.
 
The Carlsbad 5000 weekend is filled with festivities, with a … (9 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Open March 1, 2018 - 02/25/18 03:46 PM
The Carlsbad Flower Fields Will Open March 1, 2018
 
 
Our well-known, and popular, Flower Fields in Carlsbad will be opening to the public on March 1, less than a week away.
 
The Carlsbad Flower Fields are spectacular, as this photo and video show, but it takes a while to reach their peak (typically mid-March to mid-April depending on the seasonal conditions) so don’t expect this beauty on day 1, but it’s fun to anticipate what lies ahead. (video is from 2015.)
 
 
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are a very popular tourist attraction and have been for over 60 years. For those who … (26 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Annual Veterans Day Military Review in Carlsbad November 11 - 11/06/17 09:02 PM
Annual Veterans Day Military Review
November 11 in Carlsbad
 
 
The 9th Annual Veterans Day Military Review will take place at Bliss Stadium, on the campus of the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad on Saturday November 11. The ceremony will run from 11:30 – 12:30, an official Carlsbad Veterans Day observance.
 
 
The memorial and military review is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carlsbad and the Army Navy Academy and is free to the public, and is one of the more popular events in San Diego County to honor our armed forces.
 
 
Over 300 cadets from the Academy are expected to attend, with special … (14 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Carlsbad Village Faire 2017 is Coming November 5th in Carlsbad - 10/17/17 05:41 PM
The 2017 Carlsbad Village Faire 2017
November 5th in Carlsbad
 
 
We are well into the Fall season and it’s time again for one of arts and crafts lovers’ favorite events, the Carlsbad Village Faire, on Sunday November 5th, that’s just a little over 2 weeks away, right after Halloween.
 
 
The annual Carlsbad Village Faire 2017 takes place in downtown Carlsbad Village on the north side of Carlsbad Village Drive along State Street and Grand Avenue, and on neighboring streets, covering roughly a 14-block area. It’s like a mobile mall!!
 
 
Our popular Carlsbad Village Faire takes place twice a year in May and November, and … (8 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: The 2017 Carlsbad Brewfest is Around the Corner! - 09/01/17 05:17 PM
Carlsbad Brewfest 2017 is Almost Here!
 
Beer and micro-brew lovers, if you are not already aware, here’s some great news! The 2017 Carlsbad Brewfest is just a little over a week away.
 
Carlsbad, and nearby, has become a hotbed of craft breweries and places serving all sorts of beers, ales and micro-brews. Carlsbad’s very popular Brewfest on Saturday September 9th is a awesome way to check them all out…well, about 66 of them, all in one place, from 33 area craft breweries. (logo links to website)
 
 
 
The Carlsbad Brewfest 2017, as in the past, will be at Holiday Park on Pio Pico near Carlsbad … (14 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Carlsbad Art in the Village 2017 is Sunday August 13th - 08/01/17 10:59 AM
Carlsbad Art in the Village 2017 is August 13th
 
 
Carlsbad’s outdoor 1-day fairs are legendary, and popular with residents and visitors as well as the vendors. And they are a big part of the Carlsbad Village lifestyle.
 
 
Plan your calendar now - the 19th Annual Carlsbad Art in the Village 2017 is coming up in less than 2 weeks, Sunday August 13th, in downtown Carlsbad Village along State Street and Grand Avenue.
 
 
If you are looking for something fun to do in our beautiful summer weather, especially if you have an interest in arts and crafts, Carlsbad Art in the Village, traditionally on the … (7 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Musical Innovation in Carlsbad at the Museum of Making Music - 07/25/17 09:10 AM
Musical Innovation in Carlsbad at the Museum of Making Music
 
The Museum of Making Music is a real gem in our community, with an amazing collection, much of it interactive, that takes hours to fully appreciate and enjoy, as well as numerous concerts and educational offerings throughout the year.
 
The current exhibit, “A Summer of Innovation” running through August 2017, is all about innovation in the music industry, and is completely interactive.
 
And it would be a pretty cool way to learn about all the different ways music can and is being created these days in non-traditional ways, using technology.
 
There is also an … (8 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: TGIF Concerts in the Parks Series in Carlsbad Begins June 23, 2017 - 05/13/17 10:37 PM
Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks Series
Begins June 23, 2017
 
OK maybe it’s a little early, but it’s time to start thinking about summer in Carlsbad and the very popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks starting Friday, June 23rd. The free TGIF Concerts in the Parks are truly a highlight of our Carlsbad summers, and probably the best entertainment option around in North San Diego County!
 
 
The combination of great music, in one of 4 beautiful Carlsbad parks, on a summer evening, makes for a special time for area residents and visitors. And they’re FREE!! What more can you ask?
 
This year will … (9 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: 2017 Carlsbad Village Faire is May 7 in Carlsbad California - 04/27/17 07:37 AM
2017 Carlsbad Village Faire is May 7 in Carlsbad California
 
 
Fair season is upon us, and if you looking for something fun to do over the first weekend in May, then North San Diego County’s most popular arts and craft fair may be just for you. Time to get in on your calendar!
 
 
The Carlsbad Village Faire takes place on Sunday May 7 in downtown Carlsbad Village.
 
 
The Carlsbad Village Faire, the 43rd this year, is reportedly the nation’s, and San Diego County’s, largest 1-day outdoor street fair, covering about 14 blocks in the heart of the Village. As in the past, the fair … (9 comments)

things to do in carlsbad: Spring is Here, and so is the Carlsbad Village Spring Shop Hop - 04/17/17 08:26 AM
Spring is Here, and so is the Carlsbad Village Spring Shop Hop
 
Spring arrived right on time in Carlsbad. Indeed, we had wonderful weather and lots of flowers well before the official date.
 
The hours have been extended at the weekly Farmers Market in Carlsbad Village now that daylight savings time is in place, so you can shop until 7 pm.
 
And Carlsbad Village is hosting the first Spring Shop Hop downtown this coming Saturday, April 22.
 
So what’s the Spring Shop Hop?
 
It’s your opportunity to spend some time in the afternoon and evening listening to live music, checking out the spring fashions and specials … (18 comments)

 
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